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What's On - August 30 to August 26

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 20, 2014

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Wednesday August 20

Trip to the Seaside 9.15am from Cheadle Youth Centre in Station Road or 9.30am from Milward Hall Youth Centre, Salisbury Street, Leek. meeting at 11.30am at Milward Hall Youth Centre, Salisbury Street, Leek.Hosted by Staffordshire County Council. Cost: £10. Details: www.youthbox.info or 01538 483180.

Summer Children's Workshops 10am-midday at Cabbage-Rose, 37 St Edward Street, Leek. With Bath Bombs and Fizzes. Plus on Thursday with Knitting; and Gemstone Making from 10.30am-midday and at 2pm-3.30pm with Fabric Painting. Plus on Tuesday (August 26) with Gemstone Jewellery Making. Cost £3 per child per session. Materials and refreshments provided. Details: 07772 484268.

Pool Knockout 8.30pm at The Alton Castle pub, Tape Street, Cheadle. Plus live music on Friday with acoustic duo Missing Piece. Details: 07970 015828.

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Dry stone walling 9.30am-4.30pm. Learn to build a dry stone wall in the Churnet Valley under the expert tuition of an Advanced certified dry stone waller. Training will take place on a field wall near Leek today and tomorrow from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Cost is £20 per day. Free to Conservation Charity workers or unemployed.Bring warm clothes suitable for outdoor work, waterproofs and boots preferably with a steel toe cap, lunch and drinks.

Bingo Evening Eyes down at 7.30pm at Warlsow Village Hall. Proceeds to venue funds.

Thursday August 21

Sponsored Walk 10am meeting at the Ball Haye Green Recreational Grounds in Leek. Hosted by Haregate Community Queen Ashli-Mai in aid of Love4Leah. The walk will go to Tittesworth Reservoir through fields. Those who are sponsored will receive a free picnic lunch and drink. Details: 07849 776587.

Elite Sessions 10am-12noon at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Arts and Crafts (£5) plus a separate session at the same time of Cookery (£7). Every Thursday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk

Ukulele Group At The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Every Thursday. Details: 01782 513129.

Free Running/Parkour Session meeting at 11.30am at Milward Hall Youth Centre, Salisbury Street, Leek. Returning from Hanley at 5pm. Hosted by Staffordshire County Council. Cost: £10. Details: www.youthbox.info or 01538 483180.

The Old Central Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. The weekly Thursday Bingo Nights are back at The Old Central following a refurbishment. With cash prizes.

Friday August 22

Family Fun Day 12pm-4pm at St Paul's Church in Novi Lane, Leek. Hosted by Haregate Community Queen's Family Fun Day. To include face painting, a bouncy castle, rodeo bull, soft play and lots of other games and competitions. Food will be available and drinks. Proceeds to Love4Leah. To book a stall you will need to take own tables. Details: 07849 776587.

Cycle Challenge 9am-6pm at Morrisons, Newcastle Road, Leek. Staff will be taking part in this Leek to London cycle challenge in store. In aid of the Sue Ryder Charity.

Flower Festival 10am-5.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church in Earl Sterndale. Running until Monday August 25 with the theme 'Occupations from the Bible'. To include sales tables, tombola, raffle and refreshments. Proceeds to the church repair fund.

Boxercise Session 11.30am-12.30pm at Milward Hall Youth Centre, Salisbury Street, Leek. Join in on a fun exercise session and learn new techniques to keep fit. Hosted by Staffordshire County Council. Details: www.youthbox.info or 01538 483180.

Age UK Leek Men's Group 1.30pm-3.30pm at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. A social activity group with lively chat about a topic of interest. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Cost: £2 each. Details: 01782 286209.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. A guided walk led by local historian Bill Cawley. Cost £4 adults and £2 children. Details: 01538 382563 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Shop, Cook, Eat, Cook Challenge 6.30pm-9pm at @21 Market Street, Leek. Shop on a budget, cook a speedy meal and enjoy.

Saturday August 23

TripleFest 7.30pm at Heaton House Farm, Rushton Spencer, near Leek. With The Big Tent Event - an evening of comedy. On Sunday from 4pm-11pm it will be the Welly Fest with a feast of music talent and a selection of real ales and ciders. Plus on Monday there will be the Country Fayre from 11am-5pm. Tickets and details: www.triplefest.co.uk.

Guided Walk 10am meeting at the Tourist Information Centre, Market Place, Leek. With Leek and the First World War by Bill Cawley. Cost £5. Every Saturday until end of October.

Live Music 7.30pm at Leek Conservative Club, with Paula Ann. All welcome.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with duo to be confirmed.. plus top act assured on Sunday. Free admission and all welcome. Details 01538 398634.

Sunday August 24

Open Darts Competition Midday for registration at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. Open to all. £1,000 first prize. Details: 01538 385872.

Churchill Road Festival midday onwards at Churchill Road Recreational Grounds, Cheadle. Annual festival of the Churchill Road residents to include entertainment and much more.

Flower Props 11am-4pm, today and tomorrow. Hollingsclough Chapel, are selling the remaining flower festival props 11am to 4pm. Refreshments.

Fund-raising Car Boot Sellers from 7am and buyers from 7.30am until midday at Sainsbury's, Macclesfield Road in Leek. Hosted by fund-raising stalwart Cynthia Lubacz in aid of animal charities.

Car Boot 8am-1.30pm at Cattle Market, off Junction Road, Leek. Every Sunday throughout the year. Pitches on hard standing. Details: 07967 100297.

Monday August 25

LeekFest 11am onwards in Leek town centre. To include a host of fun and activities for all the family including: circus skills workshops, climbing wall, street theatre, soft play area, Totally Locally Market, as well as live music (up until 8pm) from the likes of Dom Morgan, Phil Maddocks, Melv and Bones, Dominic 'Chuck Berry' Cooper, Dirty Little Touch, Dead Bear and Reefy Blunt and the Biftas.

Annual Summer Fete 2pm at Waterfall Village in aid of The Parish Church of Saint James and Saint Bartholomew. To include tin can alley, bric-a-brac, wine spinner, refreshments and songs of praise in the tent at 6.30pm on Sunday. Details: 01538 309922.

Embrace Disco 7pm-9pm at Milward Hall, Salisbury Street, Leek. Every Monday.

Tuesday August 26

Teddy Bear's Picnic From midday at The Waste in Haregate, Leek. For more information contact Haregate community Centre on 01538 398378.

Borderland Voices Workshops 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. With Creative Writing Group. Details: 01538 528708.

New Line Dancing Lessons 7pm-9pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. For beginners. Admission £3 on the door. Details: 07813 264165.

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